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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Spending your Book Token
Peter Forster

Beauty News

Items from an exhibition shown by Peter Floud.

Guest of the Week
interviewed by Bob Kesten.

Dream Holidays
Winter plans for summers away.
Evelyn Gibbs

Introduced by Ian Dunlop.


Presenter: Ian Dunlop
Item presenter (Spending your Book Token): Peter Forster
Item presenter (Chintz): Peter Floud
Interviewer (Guest of the Week): Bob Kesten
Item presenter (Dream Holidays): Evelyn Gibbs
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Music is Fun

Eric Spear finds Music is Fun
A weekly series of programmes.


Presenter: Eric Spear
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: The Visitor: The Tale of Two Christmases

This film tells the story of a family between one Christmas and the next.

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian, continues his stories of gay London nights.


Storyteller: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Panto Parade
from the Govan Town Hall, Glasgow.
Tommy Locky, The Dame
Terry Doogan a Four-Footed Friend
Reg Varney "Buttons"
Roddy McMillan and John Grieve "Doo and MacDoo"
Valerie Miller, Eileen Sanders
Linking music played by A Rhythm Quartet
(Tommy Locky is in "Babes in the Wood" at the Pavilion; Terry Doogan is in "Dick Whittington" at the Theatre Royal; Reg Varney is in "Cinderella" at the Alhambra; Valerie Miller, Roddy McMillan, and John Grieve are in "Whigmaleeries" at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow)

Steps into Ballet
The second of three programmes.
[Starring] Peggy van Praagh and Harold Turner
Donald Britton, Maureen Bruce, Jill Denning, Howard Osborne
The Ballet: "Cinderella"
Music by John Addison
Played by the Melos Ensemble
(Harold Turner appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; Donald Britton, Maureen Bruce, and John Lanchbery by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.; Jill Denning is a pupil of Nora Roche and Howard Osborne of Marjory Middleton)

(to 18.00)


The Dame (Panto Parade): Tommy Locky
A Four Footed Friend (Panto Parade): Terry Doogan
Buttons (Panto Parade): Reg Varney
Doo and MacDoo (Panto Parade): Roddy McMillan and John Grieve
Performer (Panto Parade): Valerie Miller
Performer (Panto Parade): Eileen Sanders
Producer (Panto Parade): Kathleen Garscadden
Director (Panto Parade): Noble Wilson
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Peggy van Praagh
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Harold Turner
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Donald Britton
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Maureen Bruce
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Jill Denning
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Howard Osborne
Music (Steps into Ballet): John Lanchbery
Music (Steps into Ballet): John Addison
Musicians (Steps into Ballet): The Melos Ensemble
Choreography (Steps into Ballet): Gilbert Vernon
Designer (Steps into Ballet): Douglas Smith
Producer (Steps into Ballet): Naomi Capon

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Belgian Grand Prix, 1955

A film.
Fangio claims a victory for the Mercedes team in last year's motor race on the Francorchamps circuit.


Driver: Fangio

: Show Place

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Fonmon is one of the few remaining Norman castles that have been in constant occupation since they were built.
A. Watkin Jones introduces Sir Hugo Boothby, the owner, who shows viewers round his family home.
See facing page


Presenter: A. Watkin Jones
Guide: Hugo Boothby
Director: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Miss Chloe

by Jenifer Wayne.
[Starring] Brenda de Banzie and Cyril Raymond
The action takes place in London.
Time, the present
(Bernard Warwick appears by arrangement with the Library Theatre, Manchester)


Author: Jenifer Wayne
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Chloe: Brenda De Banzie
Howard Potter: Cyril Raymond
Mrs. Potter: Constance Anderson
May: Marjorie Wilde
Jean: Ann Walford
Hotel Receptionist: John Saunders
Peter Farnell: William Squire
Miss Thornton: Molly Lumley
Solicitor: Bernard Warwick

: Music Opens the Door

Dobson and Young choose the key and Music Opens the Door.
Every fortnight music opens a new door to Dobson and Young who in turn show you the enjoyment behind the doors that music can open.
From the Metropolitan Police Training School, Hendon.
See facing page


Presenters: Dobson and Young
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Rene Clair

Peter Haigh interviews the celebrated French film director, Rene Clair, who is visiting England. Viewers see some scenes from his latest film, "Les Grandes Manoeuvres" ("Summer Manoeuvres").
(By arrangement with Films de France)
See facing page


Interviewer: Peter Haigh
Interviewee: Rene Clair
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: The Petula Clark Show

featuring Petula Clark and her boy friend of the week with Joe Henderson and his Music.


Singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Joe Henderson
Presented by: Brian Tester

: The Adventures of Annabel: 4: The Memento Mori

A series of television plays by Anthony Steven.
[Starring] Elizabeth Allan and Hugh Sinclair
(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer: Anthony Steven
Annabel: Elizabeth Allan
Robert Hayward: Hugh Sinclair

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